August 10, 2017 / 11:44 AM / 12 days ago

Kenyan poll chief confirms failed attempt to hack election

Kenyan Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati, flanked by commissioner Roselyn Akombe, addresses a news conference at their offices in Nairobi, Kenya, July 6, 2017.Thomas Mukoya

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's election commission suffered a hacking attempt after this week's vote but the system was not compromised, its chairman said on Thursday.

"Hacking was attempted but did not succeed," commission chairman Wafula Chebukati told a news conference. He did not elaborate.

Reporting by Ed Cropley; Editing by David Lewis

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